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05-30-2012, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by NYI78 View Post
from what i have seen in the ahl i believe that nilsson has a higher ceiling than poulin. poulin is closer to a finish product but he has clear flaws...rebound control..positioning and he doesn't catch the puck all that well...nilsson needs more time but he has the potential to be truely special...
On thing I noticed about Nilsson is, despite his size, he has really good reflexes, quite fast. Though my belief is Poulin will be the better goalie. I think this year he really brings it. We forget that last season, he was first coming back from a MAJOR knee injury. He had a tough first half in the AHL, but really was a major reason for the big winning streak late in the season, as well as getting the team into the playoffs. Nilsson was better than Poulin early in the season. Second half, Poulin was better. Probably because he was getting closer to being 100% healthy.

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